We are really proud of all the awards that the Coffin Works Project has received. They acknowledge all the hard work that the staff and volunteers at Birmingham Conservation Trust have put in to bring this important and remarkable slice of Birmingham’s history alive. See pre-conservation and transformation galleries and find out about the building preservation project HERE.
Not only have we rescued a grade II* listed industrial heritage site, removing it from Historic England’s ‘Buildings at Risk’ Register, but we are conserving and sharing the wonderful and unique Newman Brothers collection through the museum.
Winner: Birmingham Civic Society Renaissance Award 2014
Volunteer Tim Prince and the Lord Mayor at our celebration event
Winner: RICS West Midlands Best Conservation Project 2015
Winner: RICS West Midlands Best Tourism & Leisure Project 2015
Winner: Conservation in the Community ICON Award 2015
A fantastic film given to us by ICON, featuring Deb Magnoler, Sarah Hayes and Simon Buteux
Winner: Historic England Heritage Angel – The ‘People’s Choice’ Award 2015
Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor
Also, we were shortlisted for the following awards:
- West Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards 2015
- Best Rescue of an Industrial Heritage Building- Heritage Angel Awards 2015
- National RICS Awards for Best Conservation Project 2015
Our latest award and Our video documenting what it means to them is coming very soon!
Winner: Museums + Heritage Award for Customer Service 2016
The first award of 2016 was a Museums + Heritage Award for Customer Service, and it’s dedicated to our volunteers. This video documents what it means to them!
Winner: West Midlands Volunteer Awards – Young People Award 2016
Given to an individual who has brought New Ideas and energy, this award was won by Adam Sutcliffe-Brown for developing the Relaxed Tours with fellow volunteer Suzanne Carter for visitors on the Autistic spectrum.
Winner: West Midlands Volunteer Awards – Outstanding Award for Excellence 2016
Overall winner from all eight categories was also won by the amazing Adam Sutcliffe-Brown!
Winner: BVSC Young Volunteer of the Year 2017
Won by volunteer tour guide Owen Edmunds! Owen is an incredible individual and his story is a real inspiration. You can listen to it here: